Many collaborative ventures have an international dimension. The Lewis Model, created by Richard Lewis of crossculture.com, offers a way of identifying and appreciating the many differing cultures you are likely to encounter. Click Here for a multimedia demonstration of the model and other helpful ideas, advice and services.
Richard Lewis's model inspired me to create my own Organisational Culture Triangle, which identifies the types of organisational cultures you are likely to encounter when working in partnership and how they tend to interact with each other.
You can learn more about the Organisational Culture Triangle and other aspects of collaborative working by going to Sleeping-with-the-Enemy-Achieving-Collaborative-Success-3rd-Edition